Rockstar Games is a company that likes to make the games travel through different eras by setting their games in different time periods. If you have a look at its vast library of games, you would realize that had become pretty much the hallmark of Rockstar Games.
Of course, when you design a game that is set in a bygone era, you need to do a lot of research to ensure that every detail comes across as authentic. As far as GTA or Grand Theft Auto is concerned, different versions of the game have been set in different time periods ranging from the 1960s to the 2010s. While playing a game that has a retro setting to it might be exciting for some, there are many users who would, perhaps, want to play a game that is set in the present times.
Reasons Why GTA 6 Should be Set in the Present Times
In a post shared on Reddit, a user named u/Taistelulaama1spoke about a couple of reasons why the upcoming version of GTA should be set in the present times. Vice City, the city the game is based in, looks very different (and a lot more exciting) than what a similar city like Miami used to be like in the 80s or the 90s. Setting the game in the modern-day, the user believed, would make the game edgier and more relatable.
It must be noted that GTA V was set in the year 2013 and because of that, this particular version covered things topical things like the internet, high-end technology, social media apps and a lot more. Now, people who have played that game might be quite disappointed if they find these things missing in GTA 6.
If rumors are to be believed, GTA 6 will be set in Vice City. There is also a good chance of Rio de Janeiro and Chicago being some of the other cities that will be used as secondary locations. The earlier versions of GTA were set in Miami. Vice City, as is apparent, has been modeled on Miami and reflects the way the coastal metropolis city has evolved in all these years. According to u/Taistelulaama1, with some high-end consoles and PCs coming into the market, Rockstar Games would be able to make Vice City glamorous and real at the same time.
GTA 6 Must Allow the Use of Weapons and Expensive Vintage Cars
It is hard to imagine a GTA game without weapons and expensive vehicles. Even if not the components, they are an integral part of the game and have helped the game sell. The original GTA Vice City game was fairly interesting but being a PS2 game, it had its limitations. Since GTA V was set in the present times, players were able to use some lethal weapons and move around in supercars.
A lot of fans might argue that things like vintage cars have their distinctive charm and these are the things that would help the game stand out in terms of its look and feel. The counterargument to this could be that if the game is set in the present times, one could incorporate retro elements in it as well. Along with supercars, one could show vintage cars moving across the streets of Vice City.
Since GTA games attract a lot of younger players, setting the upcoming version of the game in the present times is perhaps the need of the hour.